Aside from supermarkets and department stores, the best source of cutlery, crockery and other kitchen implements in Cape Town is a good home store. There are several local chains, which vary moderately in their pricing.
Mr. Price Home and @home
Mr. Price Home and @home stock similar mixes of home ornaments and decorations, cutlery, crockery and bedding. Mr. Price, as with its clothing store, pitches itself at the less wealthy consumer, whereas @home stocks designer products along the lines of Miele and LG, in addition to its own branded products. Use their store locators to find branches in your area.
- Mr. Price Home: Call 0800 212535 or use the store locator at http://www.mrpricehome.co.za/storelocator.asp to find your nearest branch.
- @home: Use the store locator at http://www.eshot2.co.za/home/StoreLocator.asp to find your nearest branch.
Boardmans is owned by Edgars, and fills out much the same upper-middle class price bracket as the clothing store, with high quality, even fanciful dinnerware alongside all the staples of kitchendom.
Call 0860 203 925 or use the store locator at http://www.edgars.co.za/Edgars/Shop_Online/G_Home_Living/boardmans_stores.htm to find your nearest branch.
Yuppie Chef (http://www.yuppiechef.co.za/products.htm) is an excellent online, mail-order company stocking all manner of reasonably priced cooking utensils, and is usually abreast of the latest trends in kitchen couteur.
Visit the website or call 0861 987743 for more information.
Carrol Boyes and her team of ‘functional artists’ work out of the Bo Kaap, and have made her characteristic clay-stile knives, forks and miscellaneous utensils world famous, winning her numerous international accolades. She has offices in Athens, Paris and New York, but still prefers to work from her original Cape Town headquarters. Carrol Boyes utensils have ridden the wave of her success to a higher price bracket, but are still quite reasonably priced.
To view Carrol Boyes’ kitchen utensil designs, visit http://www.carrolboyes.co.za/. See the list under ‘dedicated stores’ to find a branch in your area. Use the contact form for further enquiries.